SMC Pentax-M Macro 1:4 100mm Lens


SmutjeUK

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 21:16
Please help me out here. I got the chance to acquire an SMC Pentax-M Macro 1:4 100mm Lens but I am unsure how much I can offer without to seem greedy or taking someones none knowledge to the extreme.
I do like a bargain but I do not like to get something for next to nothing and on that one the owners is on me as I have first offer with him either agreeing or refusing the deal.
I had a good look at the lens and it seems to be fine but I am really unsure here how much would be a fair price to offer.
Can you help me out here?
I see the seller again tomorrow in the Legion and I would by then have a fair offer that I can present to him for this lens.
Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.
The lens comes only with the rear cover and nothing else but like mentioned seems to be in very good condition and the couple of quick test pictures I have taken are OK as well (also nothing to be shown about as I just wanted to see the quality and they are like you are looking at dry paint as I used an oil painting as a model for the shots).
Anyone with any idea of a fair value/offer please?
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 21:27
Well, as both the new 50 and 100mm versions are fairly similar in price, the same with the sigmas. The the Real Camera Co in Manchester have the 50mm SMC-M F4 for £40 (last I saw) I would say £40-50 would be a reasonable offer. In fact £40 at Real could be more than normal, as they have overheads. So £30-50. but no more than £50
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Mike-P

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 21:31
The M 100mm f4 macro actually fetches a decent price in good condition, I rcently sold mine on Ebay for £100 and I have seen them go for more than that.

Remember it is not a 1:1 macro lens though but 1:2

If I saw one for £40 I would be getting my money out as fast as possible.
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womble

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 22:11
I would have said £100 is about right. Even the M100 f/2.8 (non-macro) goes for at least that usually.

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johnriley

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 22:22
My expectation would be £80 - £100.
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tigershoot

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 22:53
About £100 does seem the normal price.
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 23:26
Wow, I stand corrected.

Looks like on Monday I will get the 50mm for £40 then.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 18/12/2010 - 23:36
Offertonhatter wrote:
Wow, I stand corrected.

Looks like on Monday I will get the 50mm for £40 then.

50mm is probably worth a little less, say around £70/80.

One of my first macro shots was with the 50mm, still have it.



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mmacleod

Link Posted 19/12/2010 - 07:18
Dunno if this helps, but I just paid £120 delivered for the 1:2 version of this lens..
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JonSchick

Link Posted 19/12/2010 - 08:47
The 50 is a lovely little lens and frankly if a shop is selling one for £40 either there is something wrong with it or they don't realise what they are selling. Around £100 would be right for a good copy of the 100mm lens.
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noddywithoutbigears

Link Posted 19/12/2010 - 09:12
"I do like a bargain but I do not like to get something for next to nothing and on that one the owners is on me as I have first offer with him either agreeing or refusing the deal."


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Algernon

Link Posted 19/12/2010 - 09:46
The Real Camera Co are usually a bit on the high side with prices?
Either that's only a 50mm 'M' lens or its got faults.

Beware of cloudy 100mm ones due to element separation.
I wouldn't personally want a macro that didn't show the
f stop inside the camera i.e. no 'A' setting on lens.
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SmutjeUK

Link Posted 19/12/2010 - 09:50
Many thanks for all your reply. So I will offer him £80 an see how we go with that then.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

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MarkD

Link Posted 19/12/2010 - 11:08
I paid £85 for mine about 2 years ago. So 80 is a fair price.
It's a great little lens and very sharp. The manual focus is a joy to use. You won't be disappointed.In fact I'm unable to part with it even though I now have the Samsung version of the DFA 100 macro.
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 19/12/2010 - 11:31
Algernon wrote:
The Real Camera Co are usually a bit on the high side with prices?
Either that's only a 50mm 'M' lens or its got faults.

Beware of cloudy 100mm ones due to element separation.
I wouldn't personally want a macro that didn't show the
f stop inside the camera i.e. no 'A' setting on lens.

No, it is defenitely a 50mm F4 macro. And it is fine. However it was a few months ago and it is still on the shelf. So it might have gone up in price.
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